Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union

Actress Gabrielle Union Wants More Straight Men to Discover the Art of Rimming (Video)

Actress Gabrielle Union had her film breakthrough in the 2000 teen comedy Bring It On and has since appeared in the BET romantic dramatic series Being Mary Jane. She’s also an outspoken activist about sexual assault and female sexual empowerment who recently went on the radio show Sway in the Morning radio show and encouraged straight men to get more enthusiastic about the art of rimming.

Discussing her newly released memoir entitled We’re Going to Need More Wine, one of the radio show’s co-hosts mentions how Union once told a young woman to request reciprocal cunnilingus (or anilingus) if her boyfriend ever requests oral sex.

“That’s how we gotta teach these kids,” Union says. “You gotta really get ’em young and say, ‘Look, if you’re going to be offering blowjobs willy-nilly, there should be some pleasure that you experience in return.'”

She also says that if a man eats a woman’s butt, the woman should eat his in return, in the spirit of true reciprocity.

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But then, a co-host mentions that “guys aren’t really into that,” to which Union says, “That’s what they say. That’s what they’re saying, but that’s not what’s happening.”

 

Here’s video of Gabrielle Union encouraging straight men to get into rimming:

When co-host Heather B (from MTV’s first season of The Real World) asks, “But how does a guy know if he likes his butt eaten out?” Union responds that they (and women) don’t know until they try it.

Union also asks why there’s shame for straight men to admit that they perform cunnilingus, and she encourages men to “liberate themselves” by admitting that they do it. The show’s lead host, Sway Calloway, then admits on the air that he does go down on women, and Gabrielle Union congratulates him, saying that he probably just liberated thousands of men with his admission.

Several years ago, the now-defunct gossip site Gawker published an article entitled “The Booty-Eating Renaissance,” which said that while many black and hip-hop personalities admitted to rimming women, far fewer men have admitted that they enjoy getting rimmed themselves.

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It is still largely seen as “gay” for a straight man to experience any anal pleasure. And, as Union said, until men are able to liberate themselves and openly admit it, thousands of men will never know the full pleasure their bodies can give them, over a silly fear of seeming gay.